As we approach the heart of the summer season, we reach an excellent time to see the best features of the seasonal night sky.
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As recently as the mid 1990’s if you wanted to talk about real planets you were limited to our own solar system – Mercury, Venus, Earth, etc.
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Telescopes are time machines.
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In his Bad Astronomy blog post today, Phil Plait describes a new and exciting explanation for why spiral galaxies get all spirally.
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Sun worshipers rejoice! Here in the Northern Hemisphere, summer officially begins on Thursday, June 20 at 11:04 p.m. Mountain Daylight Time.
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Did you know that the name of the original vampire, Dracula, in old Romanian translates into “The son of Dracul” and that Vlad Dracul got that name because he was a member of “The Order of Draco?”
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After a tremendous run of shooting in the alcove, everything quieted down a bit, so we decided to relocate back to the Canon 6D camera and the fisheye lens as temps were now below -30F
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Come enjoy an amazing journey through the stars and galaxies as we explore the birth, life, and death of stars. “Secret Lives of Stars” is a production of Evans & Sutherland of Salt Lake City,
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Our last day in Yellowknife was more of the same (cold and not enough time for everything) with the added complication of finding another place to stay for a few hours,
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Exactly 50 years ago today, the education an astronaut received in a planetarium saved his life.
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